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Wheelock Graves Veazey

  • Rank: Colonel
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    16th Vermont Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; charged front under heavy fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle.
Medal of Honor Recipient Wheelock G. Veazey
Medal of Honor Recipient Wheelock G. Veazey
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 8, 1891
  • Born: December 5, 1835, Brentwood, Coos County, NH, United States
  • Died: March 22, 1898
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (2-1026), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Vermont Historical Society, Barre, VT

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